Call for Papers
The Third International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks
for Computational Morphology (SFCM 2013)
Workshop date: September 6, 2013
Location: Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
Extended submission deadline: March 22, 2013
The Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational
Morphology (SFCM) aims to bring together researchers and
developers in the area of computational morphology. The focus of
SFCM are actual, working systems and frameworks based on
linguistic principles and providing linguistically motivated
analyses and/or generation on the basis of linguistic
In 2013, SFCM will take place for the third time. This edition
of the workshop will focus on the role of morphological analysis
and generation to improve the rather disappointing situation with
respect to language technology for languages other than English.
We aim to encourage discussion among researchers and developers
and to provide an up-to-date overview of available systems and
frameworks for computational morphology.
From the point of view of computational linguistics,
morphological resources form the basis for all higher-level
applications. This is especially true for languages with a rich
morphology like German, Finnish, or Polish. A morphology component
should thus be capable of analyzing single wordforms as well as
whole corpora. For many practical applications, not only
morphological analysis, but also generation is required, i.e., the
production of surfaces corresponding to specific categories.
Apart from uses in computational linguistics, there are
numerous practical applications that can benefit from
morphological analysis and/or generation or even require it, for
example in text processing, user interfaces, or information
retrieval. These applications have specific requirements for
morphological components, including requirements from software
engineering, such as programming interfaces or robustness.
As for the previous two editions of SFCM, the
proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their CCIS
The workshop has three main goals:
- To stimulate discussion among researchers and developers and
to offer an up-to-date overview of available morphological
systems for specific purposes.
- To stimulate discussion among developers of general
frameworks that can be used to implement morphological
components for several languages.
- To discuss aspects of evaluation of morphology systems and
possible future competitions or tasks.
SFCM is an activity of the SIG Generation and Parsing of the
German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language
The topics of this workshop include technical aspects,
applications, and uses of systems and frameworks for
computational morphology. While purely theoretical submissions
may be relevant, the focus of the workshop is clearly on actual,
working systems and prototypes.
This edition of the workshop will focus on the role of
morphological analysis and generation to improve the rather
disappointing situation with respect to language technology for
languages other than English.
However, we also welcome submissions on other topics relevant
to the general topic of the workshop, i.e., systems and frameworks
for computational morphology.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Frameworks for developing morphological components.
- Open-source tools and resources for morphology.
- Descriptions of systems for analyzing and generating word forms.
- Morphological components for interactive use.
- Approaches for handling phenomena at the interface between
morphology and syntax.
- Use cases for morphological analysis and generation in
- Reports on actual uses of morphological analysis and
generation in applications.
- Methods and criteria for evaluating morphologic components
with respect to performance, quality, and coverage.
- Software engineering aspects: APIs, robustness,
performance, hardware/software requirements, resource
- License models and legal aspects.
There will be opportunities for demonstrating systems.
We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 20 pages
(including references) or short papers of up to 10 pages. Long
papers constitute an excellent opportunity to publish citable,
in-depth descriptions of systems and frameworks. Submissions
must be in English. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by
the members of the program committee, and all submissions will
receive several independent reviews. Papers submitted at review
stage must not contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any
information that may disclose the authors' identity.
Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their
research at the workshop as talk or as a poster. Accepted
papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.
The papers must use the Springer-Verlag LNCS format. We
recommend to use the LaTeX2e class. Please strictly follow the
LNCS guidelines. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF
format. For paper submissions we use EasyChair,
Date and Location
Location: Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
Date: September 6, 2013
deadline for submission: ||March 15,
acceptance: ||May 10, 2013|
|Revised version of papers: ||June 7, 2013|
|Deadline for registration: ||TBA|
|Workshop: ||Friday, September 6, 2013|
- Bruno Cartoni (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Simon Clematide (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
- Piotr Fuglewicz (TiP Sp. z o. o., Katowice, Poland)
- Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)
- Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Winfried Lenders (University of Bonn, Germany)
- Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany)
- Cerstin Mahlow (Co-chair, University of Konstanz, Germany)
- Günter Neumann (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
- Michael Piotrowski (Co-chair, Leibniz Institute of European
- Benoît Sagot (INRIA/Université Paris 7, France)
- Helmut Schmid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
- Angelika Storrer (University of Dortmund, Germany)
- Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University, UK)
- Andrea Zielinski (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)
Cerstin Mahlow (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Michael Piotrowski (Leibniz Institute of European History,
Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)
Carolin Odebrecht (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)
Workshop Contact Address